First time participating in No-Shave November? – Bearded Men Nigeria
Today we created a WhatsApp group to kickstart the No-Shave November cancer awareness campaign.
Below is a highlight of our discussions and tips that would help us in this No-Shave challenge.
Some of the things I will be posting were taken from different websites online.
No-Shave November started in 2009
It is a month-long journey during which participants forgo shaving and grooming in order to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness.
The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free. Donate the money you typically spend on shaving and grooming to educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle.
Participate by growing a beard, cultivating a mustache, letting those legs go natural, and skipping that waxing appointment.
The rules of No-Shave November are simple: put down your razor for 30 days. Strict dress-code at work? Don’t worry about it! We encourage participation of any kind; grooming and trimming are perfectly acceptable.
It officially starts today.
Stay away from ur barber!!! 🧔 🧔 🧔
You could donate the money for cutting your facial hair to an organization fighting against cancer, is way above my scope. This is for guys who appreciate their facial hair and cares about their health, good grooming tips and staying healthy
Two (2) tips to follow
RULE #1: NO SHAVING UNTIL THE 1ST OF DECEMBER
It wouldn’t be much of a challenge if you could shave as you see fit throughout the month, now would it? You need to be ready to ditch your razor for the full month. And yes, that includes any sort of touching up.
RULE #2: TRIM IF YOU REALLY NEED TO
If you work in a strict corporate setting, no need to fret. You may not be able to show up to the office looking totally disheveled, but that doesn’t mean you need to shave. Instead, you can keep your facial hair neatly trimmed.
GROOMING TIPS FOR NO-SHAVE NOVEMBER
If you’re looking to brush up on your grooming skills, you’ve come to the right place. Many people believe that facial hair doesn’t require a daily routine. But the truth is, failing to care for your facial hair properly can harm your skin, and that’s not what No-Shave November is about. Grab a pen and pad and get ready to learn about the best facial hair tips for healthy hair and skin.
TIP #1: CLEANSE TWICE A DAY AND ALSO POST-WORKING OUT
You should really be using a facial cleanser twice a day all year round and also after you sweat, but this is especially important to keep in mind when growing out your facial hair. When you don’t cleanse often enough, dirt, sweat, and even bacteria can accumulate on your face, which can lead to breakouts and inflamed follicles. Pick a cleanser formulated specifically for men.
TIP #2: MOISTURIZE
Just like cleansing should be a part of your daily skincare routine, so should moisturizing. Use a daily anti-aging moisturizer that’s formulated for men and provides UVA and UVB protection. Even if wrinkles don’t particularly concern you, moisturizing daily will help fortify your skin and protect against things like redness and irritation.
Moisturizing is an especially important step during harmattan when the outside air is colder and inside air tends to be drier. L
TIP #3: USE A BEARD MOISTURIZER TOO
This step is often overlooked, but it’s super important. A beard moisturizer will not only help keep the skin underneath your facial hair smooth and hydrated, but it can also help soften and condition your facial hair. Pick a formula that does the job without leaving you feeling greasy. Simply apply to your cleansed skin and beard in the morning or evening, as needed.
TIP #4: TRIM REGULARLY
In the same way that trimming your hair regularly can help it grow stronger and longer, trimming your beard as needed is good practice. Even if you’re trying to obtain more length, it’s a good idea to trim to help shape your facial hair. Nobody likes the look of a beard that’s unruly or out of control.
TIP #5: WASH YOUR BEARD
Treat your beard like you do the hair on your head — that is to say, wash your beard in lukewarm water using a moisturizing shampoo made specifically for beards. Facial hair is still hair, after all, and it needs to be cleaned regularly.
TIP #6: DON’T SCRATCH, ITCH, OR TOUCH YOUR FACIAL HAIR TOO MUCH
Touching your beard or mustache too much can irritate your skin and trap dirt and debris from your hands, which can result in blemishes. Besides, if your facial hair is feeling itchy, that’s a tell-tale sign that you need to moisturize.
TIP #7: STYLE YOUR BEARD
Just as you style the strands atop your head, you can style your beard to keep it looking great even if it’s a little overgrown for your tastes. After cleansing, moisturizing, and the like, apply a beard oil that offers light hold and shine.
Tomorrow will continue with tips.
Have a great day fam 🧔🧔